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Adam Laboucan
« on: December 15, 2010, 04:21:05 PM »
y: The Canadian Press

Date: Wednesday Dec. 15, 2010 1:19 PM PT

A "deviant" sexual offender from B.C. who has spent his entire adult life in prison has been rejected yet again for parole.

His name was Adam Laboucan when he became Canada's youngest dangerous offender for sexually assaulting a three-month-old boy at the age of 17 -- but he's since changed his name to Tara Desousa.

In the dozen years since the former Quesnel, B.C., man has been in prison he's been caught prostituting himself to other prisoners, using drugs, threatening to kill a female guard, found with a homemade knife and was stabbed by another inmate.

Of particular concern to the board was Desousa's confession to killing a three-year-old child in a fit of anger when he was just 11 years old. He was never criminally charged.

Since his last parole board review in 2008 Desousa has married a fellow inmate, but parole documents say he now wants a divorce and hasn't seen his husband since the man's release in 2009.

In a written decision released today, the parole board panel refuses Desousa's release, saying a complex set of risk factors related to his gender identity, impulsive behaviour, violence and sexual deviance puts him at high risk to reoffend.


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Re: Adam Laboucan
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2011, 08:03:18 PM »
thank you for posting this. i personally know adam and the mother and grandmother of the child he assaulted. this fiend should never be let out of jail ever.


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Re: Adam Laboucan
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2011, 05:08:33 PM »
I wonder if this Laboucan is related to the Joe Laboucan  charged with the Meyer murder in Edmonton.  I guess it's a pretty common name so maybe not, interesting though.


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Re: Adam Laboucan
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2011, 06:25:01 PM »
my understanding is that because he was under the age of twelve when he killed the first kid he cannot be charged.


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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2015, 09:24:25 PM »!topic/alt.true-crime/2D_2ndUPiPk

Crown wants Flesh Eating Youth Locked Up

June 14, 1999
QUESNEL, B.C. (CP) -- A 17-year-old who raped a baby and mutilated himself
by eating his own flesh should be locked up indefinitely and given proper
treatment, a psychiatrist testified.
Court heard a disturbing day of testimony Monday as part of a Crown
application to have Adam Laboucan declared a dangerous offender despite his
Dr. Ian Postnikoff, a forensic psychiatrist who examined Laboucan,
testified even the youth himself believes he is a danger to the public.
"He said he was not planning a life of crime, but he felt he had no way to
control the flood of violent, murderous fantasies," Postnikoff said in B.C.
Supreme Court.
"While in custody, he would turn them against himself, but this high level
of self-mutilation, almost self-cannibalization, could be turned against
other, weaker individuals, with possibly fatal consequences."
The CBC reported that clinical psychologist Dr. Steve Sigmond testified
that when he examined Laboucan in 1997, the youth admitted drowning a
three-year-old boy in Quesnel in 1993. Because Laboucan was 11 at the time
of the offence, he could not be charged.
Postnikoff described how he met with Laboucan several times at the Youth
Containment Centre in Prince George following Laboucan's conviction in 1997
on sexual assault charges.
While in custody, Laboucan had seriously mutilated himself, chewing on his
own wrists on at least two occasions.
"He said that biting himself tended to ease the anger and frustration,"
Postnikoff testified.
"In one instance, he chewed on his arm for 30 minutes, ingesting fat and
muscle tissue."
Laboucan was convicted of sexually assaulting a three-month-old while he
was babysitting the boy in 1997 this Interior community.
The youth has been under assessment for the past two years and his sentence
will depend on the outcome of the dangerous offender application.
The child was so badly injured, he had to be flown to Vancouver for
reconstructive surgery.
Laboucan was 15 at the time of the offence. His case was raised to adult
court after a hearing.
Court heard the youth did not feel he had done anything wrong. Laboucan
himself was sexually abused when he was three, court heard
Postnikoff testified the youth needs intensive treatment.
"With the history and severity of the offences of Mr. Laboucan, it's
difficult to say how long his treatment would last," he said.
"He's not a regular sexual offender. I would say it would be a very long
time, possibly years. I would be very, very concerned to hear that Laboucan
would be released into the community in the near future."
Dr. Dierdre Ryan testified she examined Laboucan at B.C. Children's
Hospital in Vancouver in 1993 after the youth had been sent there for a
psychiatric assessment.
He had been linked to the 1993 drowning of a three-year-old boy in Quesnel.
Laboucan was not charged and the drowning was declared accidental.
Sigmond testified he assessed Laboucan in 1997 as part of the application
to raise the then-15-year-old to adult court on the sexual assault charge.
He said the teen demonstrated marginal intelligence, a lack of remorse and
a social personality disorder.
"His IQ fell between the fourth and seventh percentiles, which means
between 96 and 97 per cent would do better than him," he said.
"He is also markedly socially immature, with a very low capacity to
comprehend social consequences and the seriousness of his behaviour."
He noted that Laboucan had described having sexual fantasies about children
under the age of three and that he had a background of sexually intrusive
behaviours at school. No charges were laid.
The hearing continues today before Justice Victor Curtis.